Corky Corcoran

Gene Patrick "Corky" Corcoran (July 28, 1924 - October 3, 1979) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

Corcoran was born in Tacoma, Washington. He first played professionally in 1940 with Sonny Dunham, then joined Harry James's ensemble for from 1941 to 1947. He left James for a short time, playing with his own ensemble and working briefly in Tommy Dorsey's band before rejoining James in 1949. He continued to work with James until 1957, and also played concurrently with his own ensembles. In 1962, he once again began working with James, an association that would continue almost to Corcoran's death. He died in Tacoma.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 28th, 1924 (Tacoma), Died October 3rd, 1979

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80004 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 1 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80005 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 2 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80006 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 3 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80007 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 4 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80008 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80009 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 2 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80010 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 3 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80011 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 4 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103796 8/4/1947 One o'clock jump-1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103797 8/4/1947 Oh, lady be good-2 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca LS 1945 1/31/1946 Meandering [take 1 Shorty Sherock Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Corcoran, Corky," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309730.

Corcoran, Corky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309730.

"Corcoran, Corky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309730

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